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It’s What You Do AFTER Martin Luther King’s Birthday That Counts

We expect parades, concerts, TV specials and community events on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s National Day of Service. When I was still teaching, my students looked forward to this and any holiday as time off. But if we want to truly honor King, his birthday should be a day on, not off. It's a time for us to show up, not on just one day, but a time to follow his legacy of service everyday. You can get ideas here.  Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday was first celebrated as a federal holiday in 1986 after 32 years of campaigning at local … [Continue reading…]

Fun and Unique Gifts for the Writers in Your Life

Are you looking for great holiday gifts for the writers in your life? Here are some fun, functional, and unique gift ideas not only for the holidays,  but also for birthdays and other special … [Continue reading…]

Ready, Set, Write! Join the Annual Race for 50,000 Words

Every year as trick-or-treaters trail home on Halloween to tally their loot, writers around the world flex their fingers in readiness for National Novel Writing Month, better known as Nanowrimo, that … [Continue reading…]

Hey, Author, No One Has Your Back

  In his post, The Illusion of Patronage, Seth Godin points out that we can no longer depend just on our writing for success. We must engage with our fans, our reading public, through speaking … [Continue reading…]

Dan Blank Tells Us How to Create a Relationship with Our Readers

If you are an author, do yourself a favor and listen to this Q & A with Jennie Nash, book coach, and Dan Blank, author of newly released Be the Gateway: A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Creative … [Continue reading…]